How to catch an iPhone thief: Busting an iPhone... →
If there was ever an illusion of privacy in one’s head, it should be cleared away… quickly.
Elsewhere for Australia Day.
Super Ego: Where are you going?
Id: Where ever the world takes me. Can't you see that?
Ego: Hey, hey, we're just hiding out from yet another national holiday.
Super Ego: So you're not a patriot?! *glare*
Id: If Ego isn't, ergo I'm not. Just you.
Super Ego: No.
Super Ego: Move along.
Id: Nationalism's better than sex.
Ego: Everything seems lust-filled to it, Id.
Id: I am IT.
Super Ego: Clearly.
(video via CottonDuck) I grew up with as much of the Japanese martial arts world surrounding me as a young white middle class kid from the suburbs could expect. Karate, sumaris, Sumo, Shinto, Zen wisdom, the stylised representation of feudal wars and street fights in video games and YA fiction throughout the 1980s and 1990s… The appearance of Japan filled many of my waking hours. One of...
It probably shouldn’t feel post-apocalyptic to exit walk into a snow drift...– monquito
I don’t appear to be writing here on LJ much. I think because the personal part of living has become so easy lately. Sally and I are happy with each other, we’re quietly chipping away at planning…
Blurring the love lines and feeling a little love... →
This is a great article by Anna C. B. Russell in Computer Law and Security Review (25, 2009). Great for its insightful outlook on robot lovin’, techno-fetishism, and a swag of North American jurisprudential comment. But it got me wondering (and still has me wondering) what the place of intimacy is in all this hoopla? So I’m venturing a seminar on just this problem. Because, as Russell...
Dispersion of Sound Waves in Ice Sheets « silent... →
The ‘iceberg’ metaphor is useful for explaining consciousness and the Unconscious to some people, but it has its limits. The sounds in the linked page aptly capture something of the ‘residues of the day’ that Freud saw in dreams: the delay and the dispersion.
Diamond oceans on Uranus and Neptune? (via Boing... →
Jim Leftwich says, “A recent article in Nature Physics suggests there may be solid diamond icebergs floating in liquid diamond oceans on Uranus and Neptune. The article didn’t mention whether there was also a diamond Titantic, along with diamond girl passenger wearing a diamond diamond.”
From Twitter 01-19-2010 →
11:09:29: RT @io9: Buffy’s Big Bad Causes Trouble In The Real World http://io9.com/5450287/ #theothertwilight #buffythevampireslayer 11:20:20: You go girls! …
Watching The Guild too much
So, a confession, I have been recently enamoured by a comedy web-series called The Guild. I’m a little late to this party, I know, so feel free to ignore the private recounting to come. The Guild comes from the creative genius of Felicia Day, but appears to also owe a lot to the world of MMORPG gaming (I’m looking at you World of Warcraft) and another comedy web-series called The...
RT @tweetium: @greatdismal Satan writes letter to Pat Robertson...– GreatDismal What’s charming about this open letter is the way that the author obviously understood how to make so-called “good” people squirm about the structure of their choices, their impact on other people, and not just their “choice” to be good.
From Twitter 01-18-2010 →
16:24:45: Photo: deviantfinds: I love the balance in this image, and the way that the palette shifts from brown to a… http://tumblr.com/xs95mp3wo 16:29:48: New video:…
From Twitter 01-17-2010 →
10:17:28: @niccagrant on occasion, yes 10:19:25: Putting myself in the ‘continental philosophy’ area is personally rewarding, but there’s so much antipathy towards it institutionally…
From Twitter 01-16-2010 →
10:15:06: Photo: The Wired RSS feed sometimes comes up with these strange juxtapositions between their headlines and… http://tumblr.com/xs95kc3u8 Tweets copied by twittinesis.com
From Twitter 01-15-2010 →
10:25:07: RT @VersoBooksUK: Daniel Trilling reminds us to read Slavoj Zizek’s review of Peter Hallward’s book on Haiti: http://tinyurl.com/yzk8sxb 10:27:06: Successfully fed everyone…
From Twitter 01-14-2010 →
07:20:14: RT @GreatDismal: RT @joe_hill: RT: Please use this link to donate to the International Response Fund http://bit.ly/6khoyA #Haiti 07:24:43: RT @io9: Everything That Was Cut…
From Twitter 01-13-2010 →
10:31:52: Web 2.0 Suicide Machine - Meet your Real Neighbours again! - Sign out forever! - Even nihilistic clearing… http://tumblr.com/xs95hadaj 10:36:59: RT @VersoBooksUK: Daniel…
Web 2.0 Suicide Machine - Meet your Real... →
Even nihilistic clearing needs techne. This Web 2.0 Suicide Machine aptly captures the ideological content of techno-calculative rationality.
From Twitter 01-12-2010 →
09:04:21: RT @GreatDismal: RT @boingboing NY Times on urban “cavemen” Boing Boing http://is.gd/6564i < is this what a real man looks like? 09:11:00: The New Cavemen Lifestyle Has…
The New Cavemen Lifestyle Has Found a Home in the... →
I think these pomo “cavemen” have found an interesting way to lay claim to a phantasmatic nutritional identity, i.e. there’s just no comparison between the soils of the paleolithic period and today — ours are far too depleted from intensive farming to sustain a body for long on the quantities of a hunter-gatherer cuisine. I think the article misses what’s really...
From Twitter 01-11-2010 →
00:03:25: Photo: deviantfinds: Yes, yes, we can all see the irony here: the way punk ain’t what it once was, the far… http://tumblr.com/xs95en71p 15:29:28: The Americanization of…
Tuper Tario Tros. →
Mashed up Mario and Tetris. The strange rearrangement is precisely the kind of reordering I think the world is in for.
“If you like Porsches, she likes Porsches. If you like soccer, she likes...– AdelaideNow… Sexbot’s here, and what a doll she is
The Americanization of Mental Illness -... →
“These symptom clusters are becoming the lingua franca of human suffering, replacing indigenous forms of mental illness.” It’s like a bad historicist-Foucauldian reading Lacan.
From Twitter 01-10-2010 →
11:16:28: RT @GreatDismal: First feathered dinosaurs, now glitter Neanderthals http://bit.ly/8NcaaZ Tweets copied by twittinesis.com
From Twitter 01-09-2010 →
10:38:19: RT @VersoBooksUK: New Alain Badiou website: http://bit.ly/75vTWV 22:46:00: Photo: traumateddy: But I’d also add that jumping up and down in front of the sensor is the…
From Twitter 01-08-2010 →
11:44:49: @aimsH a possible calamity to befall your yet-to-be iTablet? http://bit.ly/6o5Utn Tweets copied by twittinesis.com
From Twitter 01-07-2010 →
12:22:53: “The issue is, rather, how modern technological civilization can be organised in a different way.” - K-Punk -… http://tumblr.com/xs95ayk62 12:29:48: @kpunk99 loved the…
The issue is, rather, how modern technological civilization can be organised in...– K-Punk - it’s nice to see my PhD remains relevant. I should blog about the ‘where to’ in reply to Mark Fisher, but I feel like I need to get my bearings on his reading of ‘capitalist realism’ first.
From Twitter 01-06-2010 →
09:31:29: RT @zigiprimo: 15 greatest lies all women’s mags tell http://bit.ly/5QX7Dv (via the lovely @KimberleyL) << chauvinistic criticism? 10:10:00: Clash of the Titans = God…
From Twitter 01-05-2010 →
11:54:09: Photo: Sugimoto’s photos of lightning fields, via Wired. http://tumblr.com/xs958v896 13:26:53: “Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and…